Presenting a unique treatment of modeling in materials processing, integrating metallic and non-metallic materials.
This text offers an integrated treatment of metallic and nonmetallic materials, starting from a foundation of basic concepts of heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Emphasis is on understanding basic physical phenomena and knowing how to include them in a model, with explanations of how to decide which physical phenomena are important in specific applications and material on developing analytical models. Scaling analysis is used as a way to simplify the general governing equations for each individual physical process. Step-by-step exercises are included. The authors teach at the University of Illinois-Urbana- Champaign. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)